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Apparently, getting an abortion is "essential" but opening your business to put food on your family's table is not…
Republicans are sounding the alarm on Pelosi's new $3 trillion coronavirus stimulus.
If passed and signed into the law, this would be the largest and most expensive stimulus package yet.
Republicans warn that Pelosi is using the bill to "shovel cash" to planned parenthood.
In the previous bills, Republicans wisely included language in the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) that disqualified Planned Parenthood from receiving aid.
Well, Pelosi has quietly removed that language so that Planned Parenthood can benefit greatly from PPP, Republicans warn.
In fact, the only reason the language was in the bill was because the Trump administration specifically included the safeguards with the sole purpose of excluding Planned Parenthood.
Now that Pelosi has removed the language, it is clear what her intentions are.
More details below:
The purpose of the stimulus packages was initially meant to protect American lives and livelihoods.
Yet with each new bill, Pelosi attempts to fill it with partisan pork that she otherwise wouldn't be able to pass.
As Rahm Emanuel advised Democrats, "Never let a crisis go to waste."
But as millions of Americans lose their jobs and as tens of thousands contract COVID-19, Pelosi is putting politics over priorities.
The Western Journal reports that Republicans are raising the alarm on Pelosi's antics:
Lawmakers accused Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi Wednesday of removing protections in her $3 trillion coronavirus bill preventing cash flow to Planned Parenthood.
The House Democrats’ HEROES Act, a Phase 4 coronavirus relief package, includes language that removes taxpayer safeguards in the Paycheck Protection Program that previously disqualified Planned Parenthood from receiving aid.
These safeguards were added by President Donald Trump’s administration in efforts to block Planned Parenthood from receiving coronavirus aid, a senior administration official previously told the Daily Caller News Foundation.
“The Paycheck Protection Program is for small businesses,” Republican Nebraska Sen. Ben Sasse told the DCNF.
“There’s nothing small about Planned Parenthood, the country’s largest abortion business.
“Nancy Pelosi shouldn’t try to shovel cash to Big Abortion’s corporate lobbyists while Americans suffer.”
“Speaker Pelosi is working overtime for her donors in the abortion industry,” Republican Indiana Rep. Jim Banks told the DCNF.
Pelosi did not immediately respond to a request for comment from the DCNF.
Banks added that Pelosi is demanding that taxpayers who are already suffering financially must “fork over cash” to abortion providers.
“I can’t believe I need to spell this out for my colleagues on the other side of the aisle, but cash-strapped Americans don’t want to pay for abortions, send cash to illegal immigrants or have their hard-earned cash used to subsidize coastal elites or failing blue state pension systems,” the Indiana representative added.
Pelosi’s “$3 trillion wish list” is not about helping those suffering from the pandemic, March for Life Action President Tom McClusky told the DCNF in a statement.
“It is an election scheme focused on helping pro-abortion Democrats win in 2020,” he said.
Instead of funding abortions, Republicans want to ensure that small businesses have the support they need to survive.
They also want to ensure that people are able to find jobs so that they can pay their bills and put food on the table.
Yet, some politicians such as Pelosi appear to be prioritizing abortion.
It is unclear if this fourth coronavirus stimulus package has a possibility of passing like the first three.
To prevent the appearance of massive government spending, Democrats are calling this stimulus package 3.5.
The reality, though, is that if passed, this would be the 4th stimulus bill this year and the largest one in history.
Fox News confirms this is the most expensive aid package yet:
House Democrats' latest coronavirus relief proposal unveiled Tuesday includes more than $3 trillion in new spending, amounting to the biggest and most expensive aid package yet to deal with the global pandemic, Fox News has learned.
Of the more than $3 trillion package, about $1 trillion would go to state, local and tribal governments, according to three sources briefed on the proposal.
Another round of $1,200 stimulus payments also would go out to most Americans under the plan, with a maximum of $6,000 per household.
Then a flurry of aid would be allocated to struggling Americans: extending the $600 extra in weekly unemployment insurance through January, pausing student loan payments through September and creating a new $175 billion benefit that would subsidize rent and mortgage payments for Americans.
House Democrats called the legislation the HEROES Act. The text of the sprawling plan was circulated Tuesday.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced the historic package in a televised address from the Capitol Tuesday where she ticked off the grave statistics of the pandemic: more than 80,000 deaths in America and 33 million Americans losing their jobs and filing for unemployment.
"We face the biggest catastrophe in our nation's history," Pelosi said.
“This is a moment when many millions of our fellow Americans are in deep suffering," Pelosi said. "We must have empathy for our heroes."
Pelosi continued: "We must also empathize with the pain of families who do not know where their next meals are coming from and how to pay next month's rent."
The plan calls for a new $200 billion Heroes' Fund to ensure essential workers who have put their health and safety on the line receive hazard pay during the pandemic. The legislation also directs the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to create new worker safety standards for employers.
But the price tag shows that Democrats have gone big -- rather, huge -- for the fifth round of coronavirus legislation. And it's a figure sure to face deep skepticism from cost-conscious lawmakers growing uncomfortable with the historic pace of massive spending legislation. The U.S. Treasury already had to borrow $3 trillion to fund the first four coronavirus spending packages that passed with bipartisan support.
Fortunately, Republicans are calling out Pelosi for her attempt to politicize aid packages.
COVID-19 has already cost enough lives.
We shouldn't add to its death toll by funding Planned Parenthood for more abortions.
Pelosi should be ashamed of herself.